Last summer I was sitting in the Goldman Sachs lobby waiting for my friend who worked there. We were leaving for a weekend trip, so I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt and carrying an overstuffed duffel bag. The security guard kept shooting looks my way, and finally wandered over to ask who I was waiting for, telling me I’d spent too long in the lobby. I assured him my friend would be right down, and then texted aforementioned friend telling him that security was getting antsy. He replied that he’d be down in 5 minutes, and that in the meantime I should try my best to look like a 1 percenter.
Well, I finally made it, bitches. Granted, I’m in the 1% of people who save blog posts to read later on their phones, but it’s still an achievement. I’m halfway to printing this out and sticking it on my mom’s fridge.
THE FIRST TIME I DISCOVERED THAT THE L TRAIN BECOMES ELEVATED IF YOU RIDE FAR ENOUGH INTO BROOKLYN
THE SCENE WITH THE CAT ON THE GODDAMN TRAIN I WAS JUST HAVING A LOT OF FEELINGS OKAY?
Neko Case - “Calling Cards”
a) The video for this perfect song from this perfect album is out as of this morning and you should watch it.
b) If you’re in NYC and want to hear me sing this perfect song and some other stuff, come to Le Poisson Rouge tomorrow night around 7. It’s free and warm and there’s booze and weird short fiction and burlesque and poetry and me.
Q:You literally inspired me to get everyone in my family a book for Christmas. I had not picked out any presents. Now I have them all covered. Thanks.
I watched Love Actually and she didn’t fuck Karl this time either.
Books make perfect holiday gifts. They always fit, they’re easy to wrap, and they’re more fun to open than a gift card. (They also last much longer than a fruit basket.) Plus we make it really, really easy for you to find the right one.
If you don’t see the right gift above, browse through our gift guides by category. And if you’re still looking, please direct your attention over to Personal Penguin, where you can tell us a little about your intended recipient and get a personalized list of perfect presents.
piebooks. (Pie’s not actually anywhere near this easy.)
Charts, books, Doctor Who, Tumblr - all my favorite things. Also, any excuse to get Matt Smith’s face up on the blog in a corporately acceptable manner.
Happy 10th of December!
Gif via blackballoonpublishing
Okay, we know we already celebrated George Saunders Day, but you guys! It’s a gif of a hedgehog reading TENTH OF DECEMBER! It’s all our dreams come true!
They gave me the keys to the castle. Little did they suspect how fast I’d redecorate.